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Brand: New Balance
Key Features: In 2010, the New Balance 2002 was the pinnacle of performance running footwear. Ten years later, the runner returns with slight updates. Dubbed the 2002R, the sneaker features a style-conscious nubuck leather upper with mesh detailing, and a midsole that features both ABZORB and N-rgy cushioning technology.
Release Date: September
Buy: New Balance and select retailers TBA (Japan and Korea exclusive)
Editor’s Notes: New Balance is re-releasing 2010’s NB 2002 from its iconic 1000 series. The sneaker will return in the original grey and black colorways before being the subject of a number of high-profile collaborations with the likes of Salehe Bembury, This Is Never That, Invincible x N. Hoolywood and more.
The launch colorways will return at some point in September (though they will be exclusive to Japan and Korea), while the aforementioned collaborations will be released between September and December.
In addition to being one of the top running shoes in 2010, the New Balance 2002 quickly became a favorite among New Balance aficionados and collectors in the early ’10s. Check out the kicks above and stay tuned for further information.
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